If you're not up on it, Thelonius Martin's 1-Up is available now via iTunes. He collaborated with Tastemakers NJ to make this dope tee, which you can cop right now for $20. Thelonius rides that Dilla wave. Yeah, I said it.
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Archive for 04/01/2010 - 05/01/2010
If you're not up on it, Thelonius Martin's 1-Up is available now via iTunes. He collaborated with Tastemakers NJ to make this dope tee, which you can cop right now for $20. Thelonius rides that Dilla wave. Yeah, I said it.
Manik & Kontrol "Fuck You Buddy": I'm a sucker for Philly/Bmore Club music, and with recently being introduced to @DJManik, I got sent over a little treat from Manik + Kontrol's The Snowed In EP, which was made while Kontrol visited Philly for a month during the Northeast's numerous snowstorms earlier this year. This is just amazing - the track is a straight middle finger with a wind to ya waist, but the video is just the icing on the cake. Next time a motherfucker gets on your nerves, blast this, and when 'NAH MUTHA FUCK YOOOU' comes on, point right at them.
The Snowed In EP will be available on iTunes, Amazon and whatever other shops have the balls to carry ill Club music.
TheSeKondElement "Girls Clockin": Not very often when a track about people jockin' someone's style drops some vocabulary words pon that ass. This track is an introduction to TheSeKondElement - well, it starts with people buggin' over her "tomboy fresh", but it dives into the whole industry flippin' for her style. She recently dropped The Kommencement LP, which you can grab via Bandcamp right now. You know I love hearing diverse sounds, and homegirl definitely has skills and charm in one tomboy fresh-ly wrapped package.
Drake ft. 3D "Find Your Love (DJ Ted Smooth Remix)": Most people wanted to choke Drizzy out when they heard "Find Your Love", but with Ted Smooth throwing the classic "Shook Ones Pt. 2" instrumental under Drake's crooning, this works much better. Not sure who 3D is, but I'm not mad. Reminds me of the late '90s.
Bonus Beats Drake "Find Your Love (DJ Ted Smooth Remix)"
Dizzee Rascal with Chase & Status "Heavy": I previewed this a few weeks back, and the CDQ dropped the other day (big up @MakeRappersRap). This track is seen as a return to form for Dizzee, and is taken from the "Dirtee Deluxe" edition of Tongue N' Cheek. If you DJ grime or just sick bass-heavy beats, you need this one pon ya arsenal. And I need an instrumental of this!
EDIT Here's the dirty CDQ, via Team Supreme.
As The Month Of Mayhem has been going on, I've been revisiting a lot of L.E.G.A.C.Y.'s work pre-Project Mayhem, and I realized - this shit held up VERY well. He's a lyrical dude who isn't afraid to speak his mind and his heart, and wins you over with that quality time and again. Reminds me of the nigga New Jack, one of the most hardcore professional wrestlers ever. Do the knowledge on his track record. I got the idea to combine Leg's tracks up to into an unauthorized mix, and the inclusion of some of my favorite New Jack interviews, promos and such just made this flow nicely. This mix, which drops on the five-year anniversary of the release of Project Mayhem, ended up being two parts, so if you still record onto cassettes, this is PERFECT for you. I got my mittens on some cuts that haven't been distributed to the masses, thrown in with Project Mayhem album-cuts, previous leaks and Legsclusives. There are features from Big Pooh, Phonte, Comanche, Sean Boog and wrestlers like The Iron Sheik and The Honky Tonk Man. Sometimes the shit is funny, sometimes the reality can be too hard to face... but its all raw and real. Hit the jump for the goods.
I don't do a lot of interviews - I think I've been interviewed like 3 times since I started this blog - but totally forgot that the homey @Worldaround got at me with some questions about my thoughts and blogging ways, and the piece is finally up. He also got at @RafiKam of Oh Word and @DavidReyneke from Potholes In My Blog about different aspects, who are two of my peoples. It's an interesting read, I highly recommend you check it out.
Everliven Sound "Get Up Stand Up" (prod. by The Beatnikz): Here's an interesting cut, and the first single, from the Everliven Sound LP Freedom 2. Really upbeat, and those jazzy horns creeping in are a DOPE touch. Like flavors for 3 or 5 different crowds. Freedom 2 drops June 22nd.
2.Trizzy Turnt Up 03:26
3.How Low Can U Bake 03:12
4.We Don’t Want No Goblins 03:15
5.She Got a Dum Donk 03:00
6.Whatever You Shoot 03:31
7.Ice Cream On Blast 03:32
8.Carte Blanche ft. Kid Sister: Do! Do! Do! 03:20
9.Twerk That Driver 02:36
10.Vampires Going Ham 02:41
11.Loonies To Blow 03:27
12.Make The Trap Wile Out 02:16
13.O Let’s Overdo It 03:39
14.Donnis: Gone (DJ Craze remix) 03:58
15.Ain’t I A Joker 04:01
After two leaks ("Syrup Sandwich" and "Cheesesteak"), we're starving for The Sandwich Shop, Donwill and Von Pea's free release over a grip of Sandwiches from The Roots. Looks like, alongside Jermiside, Che Grand and Ilyas are featured. Hit the jump for the tracklist, and check back tomorrow for the full meal. Via Von Pea.
Daniel Joseph "Game": Been a couple of months since Espee and I dropped Gone Fishin', so its good to hear new material from the god while he's working on label projects. This freestyle is taken from The Paramount, which is named after a landmark in Brick City that's kind of like D Joseph's hub. Expect features on this mix from St. Joe Louis, BullyMouth and more, as well as some remixes from selected Pretty/Ugly tracks. Jersey!
1. Redlight – Wat
2. Breakage ft. Newham Generals – Hard (Redlight Special)
3. Doc Daneeka – Deadly Rhythm
4. Redlight – Stupid
5. Redlight ft. Roses Gabor – Stupid Vox Special
6. Rude Kid – Jack Daniels
7. Zinc ft. Ms Dynamite – Wile Out (Redlight Special)
8. Benga – 1 & Only 1
9. D1 – Pitcher
10. Tempa T – Boy Off The Ting (Redlight Peace & Love Mix)
11. Redlight – MDMA
12. Rusko ft. Redlight – Scarewear
13. J2K ft Roses Gabor – Don’t Let Go
14. Redlight ft. Dynamite MC
15. Redlight ft. Dread MC, Omi & Serocee – Stay With U (Redlight V.I.P)
16. Roska – Squark
17. Redlight – Dubplate Slosher
18. Ramadanman – Glut
19. Redlight – Roller Xpress
20. Roses Gabor – Love Sick
21. Champion – Lighter
22. Redlight – Vibe Ride
23. MJ Cole – Thekla Riddim
24. Musha Man – Keep Up
Myk Dyaleks "Long Kiss": I've been wondering where Jersey's been. I have plans for a project, and I love how hours after I tweeted something, this cut ends up in my inbox. EA/B.E. fam Myk Dyaleks has a follow-up to Chord On BLEU entitled Make 'Em Yell(ow) set to drop on August 5th, with a number of Elite Assembly features on it. This is the first leak, over some pristine Best Kept Secret production. Enjoy.
Manuel Ambriz ft. DJ Desie "Mr. Personality" (prod. by DJ Deprave): This went from being less of a boast track for Manuel and turned into a true anthem for the assholes of our world. Oddly enough, most of the people who have the biggest personalities also end up being some "international assholes". Not sure what Ambriz has dropping next, but I can only imagine what he's trying to do next... shouts to @soundcali for this one.
Kardi "Go Home Roger": Kardi is back with a new freestyle, this time snappin' Marques Houston's back over Young Money's "Roger That". Even throws in that classic Sister, Sister line, which is a nice touch. Nigga is having fun, and I appreciate that. Kardi will be touched the stage on May 29th in New Hampshire with XV and Chiddy Bang, and of course his The Valedictorian mixtape is due to drop in July. Boom.
King Mez ft. Sean Boog "Everything" (prod. by Sinopsis): Ill track from an EP @KingMez + Kooley High's Sinopsis have dropping this Fall 2010. It's not enough that Sin came with the TOUGH beat... love how he worked those vocals into it, but Boog and Mez don't hesitate. Flow effortless.
4-IZE ft. De La Soul & Señor Kaos "Concrete Jungle" (prod. by Morgan The Mexican): Where'd you grow up? If you grew up in a town that didn't have niggas hanging on the corners til 2, 3AM, you might not understand. If you weren't hearing sirens on the regular once the temperatures went up, you might not get it. This is taken from 4-IZE's Off The Top Rope, which is hosted by the one and only Don Cannon. This drops on 5/27/2010 on www.4ize.com.
Pos is one of those MCs I miss hearing...
Notoriety "The Reasons Why": Gotta love classic samples, right? This is a perfect track for this sunny breezy Saturday afternoon, and my personal favorite from Notoriety's Toast EP, which I got passed the other day. This is another Boston-area crew that went from remixing radio tracks to perfecting their own brand of fun Hip-Hop. If you dig this, be on the lookout for J.A.M. (Just A Mixtape), which is on the way. Shouts to Matt Whitlock for this one.
I told you guys @Azage's Bars Outbreak 1.5 was on the way - homey beasts over some Roc-A-Fella instrumentals, including a personal fav: Beanie Sigel's "The Truth". He varies from telling stories to straight murdering tracks with wit and fire. Hit the jump for a stream, a tracklist and to download.
A.R.M. "As We Enter (Remix)": I didn't fuck with "As We Enter" from Nas & Damian Marley when I first heard it, but after giving Distant Relatives a number of spins, I get it. One of my favorite albums of the year so far. Has some stumbles, but its good. Anyways, A.R.M. have flipped this track, dipped their own spin on it, and it came out hot. If you're still sleepin', grab Two Africans And A Jew EP Vol. 1.
Can't say enough good things about the Hip Hop Karaoke event that went down last night in my hometown. I'm Trenton through and through, and while there is a lot of negativity that goes down in the streets and in the media, there's a lack of accentuating the many positive attributes and activities within this city. Especially when it comes to Hip-Hop.
Aside from just the overall LOVE for classic Hip-Hop (shouts to DEEJAY007 for setting the tone EARLY and having many of us rap along to the tracks he was throwing down), we got to see a couple of young MCs from the area overcome their fears and touch the stage. @EastTrentonPoet was in the building and competed, as was local graf talent Leon Rainbow, and I was surprised when the man with the most votes in Trenton's recent mayoral election, Tony Mack, stepped into the arena. Wow - homey shook my hand and everything!
But yeah, @LiborJany's article about the show was posted on The Trentonian's website, and as per usual, cats had a grip of negative comments for it - everything from "there'll be squad cars outside the building" to "no cover = trouble" and all of that, and I'm gonna say they are either purposefully trying to get a rise out of people, or just plain ignorant about life. Whatever the case may be, neither of those things went down. Hell, a lovely little girl took the stage and kicked her own original rap about being appreciative to Snoop's "I Wanna Rock". Talk about positivity!
All in all, I wanna shout out cats like @EmceeJermaine, who is a new contact and has some things brewing (including plans for an EP and an LP to drop sometime this year); he was a great host and kicked some ILL tracks of his own over the course of the evening. Shouts to Eva and the Trenton Downtown Association - I actually first starting talking toEva after my post regarding the Rakim show last winter, and we've chatted on twitter and such since. She helped promote and put this together, and both of them were instrumental in my black ass being a judge, which was definitely fun. Shouts to Andreas T. Jackson and Ayo Goode, who were my fellow judges - Andreas is a true Hip-Hop head, and we looked like a karaoke duo out there LOL. Shouts to anyone I'm missing right now, the crowd was mega live.
I ran into an old friend from high school out there, and I remarked on how I was surprised to see her. She was kinda like "why you saying that", and I realized - I'm surprised I'm out! I'm usually at work then right to the crib. I may run into a store and after that, I'm home. I'm a homebody, but when it's my people or my city, and I can make it, I have to support. And with things like Heritage Days being canceled, we need more nights out like this.
I DO want to also shout out my wife, who has my back all day. She nudged me about getting out more, and having her support means a lot. That's love, y'all.
To wrap this up, keep supporting Hip-Hop. Keep supporting your city. Have fun with it, and don't let the classics die. Too much "swag" in today's Hip-Hop scene... part of the reason I do what I do here! Fun night, great city, great people. Hope to do it again sometime!
Von Pea & Spec Boogie "Shimmy Shimmy Ya": This weekend, I'm going to be throwing some posts over on thehiphopeffect.com for the homey Ant, and this was the first track posted. THHE is based in the UK, and you already know that Von, Don and Spec are over in the UK right now, so that's a nice lil' connection, no? I does this! Anyways, this is a pretty fresh flip of a classic ODB track, including some random kids singing the first line, as well as some nicely-utilized backwards rapping. You can find this and more tracks on the URB x audible treats x Fat Beats remix compilation of ill MCs over El Michels Affair remixes of classic Wu-Tang tracks (Enter The 37th Chamber), Enter The 38th Chamber.
Reef the Lost Cauze vs Guns-N-Butter ft. Big Noyd "What We Rep": I've been waiting for Fight Music for a minute, and now its primed to drop on June 8th. Reef and G-N-B link up with Queensbridge's Big Noyd on this slick track. The production on this one is crazy - those horn samples sliding in and out like a motorcycle cruising in traffic. Real hard music, shit to knock in your whips. Hopefully I get some more of this before it drops. Shouts to Langston @ Inner Loop!
Bonus Beats "Beat Session with J-Scrilla of Guns-N-Butter"
- Lloyd Banks ft. Jadakiss, Ludacris, Yo Gotti & The-Dream "Beamer, Benz or Bentley (Remix)"
- Common ft. Queen Latifah "Next Time (Just Right)" (prod. by Kanye West) [via FSD]
- Capone-N-Noreaga ft. Faith Evans “Hood Pride” [clean | dirty] [via 57thAve]
- Styles P ft. Jadakiss "Money Hunt"
- The Lox ft. Max Agende "Gritty Shit" (prod. by SPK)
- Busta Rhymes ft. Swizz Beatz "Stop The Party"
- Cam’ron & Vado "It’s Your Party"
- Young Buck ft. Fluid Outrage "Let's Have A Drink"
- Plies "Bruh Bruh" [Bonus Beats Plies "Leg-Go"]
- Nicki Minaj "Your Love"
- Christina Aguilera ft. Nicki Minaj "WooHoo" (prod. by Polow Da Don)
- The-Dream ft. Diddy "Champagne"
- Alicia Keys "Rapture" [via OnSMASH]
- Mariah Carey “Imperfect” (prod. by Tricky Stewart)
- Jhené Aiko ft. Drake "July"
- Lil Jon ft. Jay Sean "Oh What A Night"
- Phil Ade ft. Raekwon, Wale, Tabi Bonney & Raheem Devaughn "Hollywood (Remix)"
- Reflection Eternal "Ballad Of Black Gold"
- Exile ft. Ruste Juxx & Torae "Radio (Marco Polo Remix)"
- Mad Rapper ft. Method Man "Come On"
- Dead Prez & DJ Drama "The Beauty Within"
- Young Chris "Letter"
- Grafh ft. Royce Da 5'9" "My Life"
- Tanya Morgan "So Damn Down (Rehearsal)" [Bonus Beats Tanya Morgan "So Damn Down (Rehearsal Reprise)"]
- Nico The Beast "Wake the Beast" (prod. by Vanderslice) [Bonus Beats Nico The Beast ft. Stupid Genius "One Time" (prod. by Vibe)]
- L.E.G.A.C.Y. "Pairadice" (prod. by Khrysis) [Bonus Beats L.E.G.A.C.Y. ft. Joe Scudda & Median "Wanted Man" (prod. by Khrysis)]
- Gilbere Forte ft. STS "My Time"
- Pugs Atomz "Listen To My Album" (prod. by Dirty Dunnz)
- Lyriciss "Hot Music"
- Nocando ft. MURS, Intuition, Open Mike Eagle & Dumbfoundead "Hurry Up & Wait (Remix)" [mirror]
- Nucci Reyo "My Season" (prod. by Roc On Command)
- A.R.M. "A.R.M. Boogie"
- Rickie Jacobs "Cuttin' Grass" [via BuckMarleyXXX]
- Rob Acosta "You Know What I Mean" [Bonus Beats S.o.S ft. Rob Acosta & S Dot Tress "All My Love"]
- Cymarshall Law & The Beatnikz "The Wish"
- Rowe Stussy & Tony Mega "2 Door Train"
- Mike Schpitz "Death To Me InnerMe's"
- Super Chron Flight Bros "Reggie Miller" [clean | dirty]
- June "Singles" [via BuckMarleyXXX]
- Epsilon Project "Inspiration" (prod. by Kev Brown)
- Adullesence "Sorry"
- Ab-Liva & iCan "The Wire"
- Mighty High Coup "Face The Music"
- FSM "Walk In My Shoes" [clean | dirty]
- Kayo "Find Your Love (Remix)"
- MiLKMEN ft. Dutch New York "Find Your Love (Remix)"
- AV "Been Around the World" (prod. by J. Fish)
- Mavrik "The Girl Who Don't Got Enough"
- Revalation & Mayhem "Beantown 25"
- Mars "Platinum"
- Epiphany "Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready) Freestyle"
- Random Abiladeze "Ways 2 Flow" (prod. by AdamBomb)
- Catch Wreck "Restless"
- Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg "California Gurls"
- Ill Poetic ft. Zone & Piakhan "One More (Roger's Remix)"
- Gyptian ft. Reed Dollaz "Hold Yuh (Benja Styles Remix)"
- Dotgotit.com Presents Joe Stu Stamp Of Approval
- L.I.F.E. Long & Black Sparx Pieces From The Waiting Game LP Sampler
- Random & Murdock "Dream Master/Epoch"
- MarkFader Pound4Pound: Round 6
- Everliven Sound Freedom of Speech: The Last Word Benders
- DJ Concept presents Lefty & Tab One Monsters Ink
- Oddisee Odd Spring
- Most Official Presents Revenge of the Boom Bap
- The Mike Classic EP
- The Mad Blogger's Weekly Podcast, EP7
- Kore Productions Presents Instrumentality Volume 1
- DJ Vinroc Presents TRUTHLiVE's Patience Preview Mixtape
- FuseBox Radio (Week Of 5/12/2010)
- Featuring L.E.G.A.C.Y. P. 1
Here's a fresh video featuring the Homeboy Sandman:
Kalae All Day ft. Homeboy Sandman "O.G.LyrikalBookbagger"
Enjoy your weekend, people. And thanks for the support!
Here's a blast from 2007 - HipHopDX dropped this special mix of tracks L.E.G.A.C.Y. was featured on from the likes of Litthe Brother, Buckshot, Sean Boog and many more! From what I know, bigger plans were to come from this, but due to a CD pressing plant problem, this was shortlived. Word from Leg is that Featuring L.E.G.A.C.Y. Vol. 2 will be on the way, presented by DJ Forge and KevinNottingham.com. Enjoy this while you wait for that...
Ill Poetic ft. Zone & Piakhan "One More (Roger's Remix)": Ill Poetic has a bit of good ish coming in the near future. First up, there's the re-release of The World Is Ours, which touches down on the 25th of May. What's ill is, accompanied with the re-release is The World Is Illuminated, a remix project that's hosted by J. Rawls, FOR FREE. If you're one of the lucky first 100, you'll get an autographed copy. Hype, right? Enjoy this first single from The World Is Illuminated, on more of a night-time chill vibe.
Catch Wreck "Restless": Here's some lyrical fury from one of Boston's own, @CatchWreck. Dude's all about the struggle, and attacks Hip-Hop from that angle. He drops a lot of knowledge, but does it with style and flavor. I'm not sure what he has in the pipeline, release-wise, but hit up his MySpace and take a gander at the movements he's involved in. Stand up!
I don't normally get geeked about things, but I was genuinely hyped when I saw that my local paper, The Trentonian, mentioned my name (and Rock the Dub) in conjunction with tonight's Hip Hop Karaoke event in Trenton (at Cafe International, 241 E. Front Street). I was in the car with my mom, my wife and my son, just thumbing through the paper, and saw the article about the event... but was NOT expecting them to name check me AND the site! You can read the Trentonian article here. Little things like that, man... really gets me going. Shouts to @EmceeJermaine and Eva of Trenton Downtown - it'll be good to finally meet you two tonight! If you're in the area, hit us up. Here's the link to the Facebook event page - boom!
Nucci Reyo "My Season" (prod. by Roc On Command): If you've been hearing a lot of Nucci's newest/latest material, you hear him speaking on God, and it looks like he's found religion recently. This new track is part of his idea of getting those who might not fit the "church mold" into religion, which can be scary for some of those who might have been in the streets or whatever. I definitely see where he's coming from with that - follow him and see for yourself...
Pugs Atomz "Listen To My Album" (prod. by Dirty Dunnz): Here's a new leak from the homey Pugs. This is the first bit from Pugs' Kinda Like A Mixtape, the precursor to Kinda Like A Rapper, which drops on May 24th and is presented by DJ Booth and Fake Shore Drive. Don't forget, Kinda Like A Rapper is out on June 1st.
Super Chron Flight Bros "Reggie Miller" [clean | dirty]: This is something a bit different from SCFB's Cape Verde album. The e-mail I got sent said these cats are like the Hip-Hop TV On The Radio, but that doesn't mean much to me, as I've only heard like 2.5 TVOTR tracks. The organ in this is infectious, and I'm a sucker for anything The Wonder Years, including Winnie Cooper's Maxim spread. Apparently, this is a concept album about sitting around and watching TV all day, and features Vordul (of Cannibal Ox), Superb, Masai Bey, Bigg Jus and more sharing mic duty. Try it, you might like it!
Big up to Dunn Deal.
Here's a 20 minute mixtape featuring TRUTHLiVE's Patience album from the one and only DJ Vinroc. You can cop Patience via iTunes or iM Culture right now! TRUTH also touches down at the Last Day Saloon with KRS-One on May 21st in Santa Rosa, CA; tickets are available now. 21+.
DOWNLOAD DJ Vinroc Presents TRUTHLiVE's Patience Preview Mixtape
EMS' affiliate Kore has been on his production game kinda heavy, and literally decided to drop this Instrumentality compilation of some of his treats. True fans of EMS will be excited to get their mitts on these beats.
DOWNLOAD Kore Productions Presents Instrumentality Volume 1
Rickie Jacobs "Cuttin' Grass": Here's Air Jacobs flippin' Eminem's "Not Afraid" to discuss those snakes in the grass that need to be exposed via some proper pruning. He's right, too - there's a shitload of you shady fucks out there, and you need to be brought to the light.
I'm not sure if you're aware, but in the aftermath of Guru's death, a lot of hatred and talk about Solar has come to light. Not only is there www.fucksolar.com, which plays as a hub for information, interviews and such that are giving us a bigger picture about what went on between them, but the twitter accounts for @Solar_7Grand, @7GrandRecords and @GuruGangStarr have all been hacked, with a shit load of disgusting information on Solar's shadiness. Here's a package of what's leaked so far (need the password?).
This is the kind of behind the scenes footage you need to see; Naughty By Nature in the studio, circa 1994, creating "Craziest", one of my favorite tracks from their heyday. Jersey!